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Pre-conference event

State of our trade

1 July

09:00 to 17:00

EPFL Campus, Building INM, Room 202

Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop, Latin American Edition

Entity involved: Fundación Ealy Ortiz


Contact/Responsible person: tbc


Number of participants: 60


ATTENTION: Several sessions during this workshop will be conducted in Spanish


This workshop is linked to a fellowship; but a certain number of science journalists will also be eligible to attend on a space-available basis.


The 2019 Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop will bring together reporters and editors for a practical, hands-on professional development program to sharpen reporting skills on the most pressing science, health and environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop, which has been organized by the Fundación Ealy Ortiz each year since 2004, is designed to promote excellence in science coverage and underscore the need for deeply reported science, health and environment stories by local and regional media organizations.
This year’s workshop, organized in collaboration with the nonprofit journalism organization InquireFirst, will be held July 1, 2019, immediately before the inaugural session of the 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists.
Journalists will engage in interactive sessions to discuss subjects such as building international partnerships to enrich science coverage, finding funding for science reporting, and making complex global science, health and environmental stories relevant for local audiences.
Data journalism experts will demonstrate digital tools for making data accessible to audiences on a wide range of topics such as biodiversity, climate change, environmental policy and public health.

A special focus of the workshop will be on establishing a platform to encourage reporters, photographers, videographers and filmmakers to build on professional relationships established during 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists and collaborate across the region to produce international reporting on science stories.
This workshop is designed for Spanish-speaking journalists who report on science, health and the environment.

 

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Registration

 

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Welcome and opening remarks

  • Enrique Bustamante Martínez, Director, Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C.
  • Lynne Walker, President and Executive Director, InquireFirst

 

9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Interactive Workshop: Cross-border science stories – from idea to reality

  • Iván Carrillo, Editor, Tangible, and Anchor, Los Observadores, TV Azteca (México)

 

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Coffee break

 

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: New economic models for online science journalism sites in Latin America

  • Thiago Medaglia, Founder, Ambiental (Brazil)
  • Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Founder, Ojo al Clima (Costa Rica)
  • Moderator: Lynne Friedmann, Founder, Friedmann Communications, and former editor, ScienceWriters (USA)

 

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: At the vanguard: Leading Latin America into a new era of medical research

  • German Fajardo, M.D., President, Latin American Association of Faculties and Schools of Medicine (México)

 

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch and networking

 

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: (to be confirmed)

 

1:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.: Playing a responsible role in science journalism

  • Carlos Cienfuegos, Director, Faculty of Communication, Universidad Anáhuac (México

 

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.: Interactive Workshop: Narrating the essential story of science

  • Deborah Blum, Director, Knight Science Journalism Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

 

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Building a regional team of science journalists

  • André Biernath, Reporter, Saúde É Vital (Brazil)
  • Aleida Rueda, Freelance Science Journalist (México)
  • Daniela Hirschfeld, Regional Latin America Editor, SciDev.Net (Uruguay)
  • Moderator: Rosalind Reid, Executive Director, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (USA)

 

4:45 p.m-5:00 p.m.: Closing remarks and certificates

  • Enrique Bustamante Martínez, Director, Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C.
  • Lynne Walker, President and Executive Director, InquireFirst

 


      

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